Re Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case J)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The Family Division granted the applicant a declaration, pursuant to s 55A of the Family Law Act 1986 that he was, in accordance with s 36 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, the legal parent of the child. Although, when the applicant's partner had signed a Form WP, she had omitted to tick the box opposite the text 'I consent to my partner (named in section two) being the legal parent of any child born from my treatment', that obvious mistake could be 'corrected' as a matter of construction, and without the need for rectification.

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